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December 9th

Phyllis J. Anderson, 79

December 9, 2010

Phyllis J. Anderson, 79, formerly of Valier, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

December 8th

Steve J. Hudzick Jr., 82

December 8, 2010

Steve J. Hudzick Jr., 82, Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at home with his family by his side.

He was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Rochester Mills, a son of the late Steve J. and Mary (Hudak) Hudzick Sr.

June 3, 1952, he married his beloved wife, Emma C. Hudzick, who preceded him in death Oct. 31, 2005.

Mr. Hudzick was a proud 40-year member of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company.

He enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s sporting events, his family and good friends. He was also an avid reader.

December 7th

Richard “Decent” Francis Havrilla, 58

December 8, 2010

Richard “Decent” Francis Havrilla, 58, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born May 30, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of Eleanor “Ellie” Mary (Pawhutsky) Havrilla, who she survives, and the late Richard Carl Havrilla.

Mr. Havrilla had a passion for life and a love for music. He played bass guitar in various local bands such as The Reason Why, The Worthy Generation, Tyme, Kaos and most recently G3. He liked to help other people, and had played guitar in charity benefits. He was deeply touched when friends organized a benefit on his behalf. 

John Daniel Leinbach, 77

December 8, 2010

John Daniel Leinbach, 77, of Indiana, and formerly of Glen Campbell, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at his home.

He was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Clearfield, a son of Daniel S. and Florence E. (Hall) Leinbach.

A 1951 Punxsutawney High School graduate, Mr. Leinbach served in the U.S. Air Force from June 1951 to August 1955 during the time of the Korean conflict.

December 6th

Seiler L. Reitz, 85

December 6, 2010

Seiler L. Reitz, 85, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Knox Dale, a son of the late Carlton and Sarah Jane (Lewis) Reitz.

He was married to Marion V. (Spencer) Reitz of Punxsutawney, who survives.

Mr. Reitz attended the Albion United Methodist Church.

He worked for T.W. Phillips Gas Company for many years before retiring in 1987.

An avid sports enthusiast, he loved football, baseball and wrestling. He also enjoyed camping. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

Rebecca (Montgomery) Meckley, 60

December 6, 2010

Rebecca (Montgomery) Meckley, 60, Cabot, went to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, in the company of her family.

She was born Nov. 6, 1950, a daughter of the late John Calvin and Norma Jean Montgomery.

She lived most of her life in Cabot.

Mrs. Meckley was employed by H.P. Stars in Mars, and worked many years at Du-Co Ceramics in Saxonburg.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and spending time at camp.

Harry F. Kunselman, 86

December 6, 2010

Harry F. Kunselman, 86, Reynoldsville, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born July 24, 1924, in Pinecreek Township, a son of the late George F. Kunselman and Lottye C. (Kroh) Kunselman.

Sept. 5, 1947, he married Ruth A. (Sprague) Kunselman, who preceded him in death Nov. 27, 2010.

He served in the U.S. Army in the 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division, under General George Patton.

Richard “Decent” Francis Havrilla, 58

December 6, 2010

Richard “Decent” Francis Havrilla, 58, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born May 30, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of Eleanor “Ellie” Mary (Pawhutsky) Havrilla, who survives, and the late Richard Carl Havrilla.

Mr. Havrilla had a passion for life and a love for music. He played bass guitar in various local bands such as The Reason Why, The Worthy Generation, Tyme, Kaos and most recently G3. He liked to help other people, and had played guitar in charity benefits. He was deeply touched when friends organized a benefit on his behalf. 

December 5th

Glenn Marlin Divins, 76

December 6, 2010

Glenn Marlin Divins, 76, DuBois, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 9, 1934, in DuBois, a son of the late Robert Fred and Helen Louise (Thompson) Divins.

He was first married to Mary Katherine (Muth) Divins, who passed away Nov. 24, 1981. Sept. 10, 1983, he married Grace M. R. (Huson) Divins, who survives. They were married at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Punxsutawney by the Rev. David Schmidt.

He was a member of the U.S. Army.

Rick (Decent) Havrilla, 58

December 6, 2010

Rick (Decent) Havrilla, 58, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at DuBois Nursing Home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Brenda D. Shumaker Fuenral Home.

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